The following general guidelines shall be approved, established and observed within Cooperative sports at Columbus High School.



Activities that are eligible for co­oping with the Columbus Public Schools include, but are not limited to the following:



Boys and Girls Tennis Boys and Girls Swimming Girls Softball

Boys Baseball



Each activity will carry a maximum number of participants to determine whether or not students will be released from the activity.  This cap is allowing for the highest and most manageable number of students for each sport that Columbus Public Schools, the coaches, and the administration believe can participate and be competitive.  There are two caps, one guarantees a number of slots for Columbus Public Schools students and the other cap is the total number of students allowed to participate before any student is released from the activity.






# CPS Students


Total # of Participants


Boys and Girls Tennis


25 students (Varsity/JV)


35 students (Varsity/JV)


Boys and Girls Swimming


55 students (Varsity/JV)


75 students (Varsity/JV)


Girls Softball


32 students (Varsity/JV/Reserves)


45 students (Varsity/JV/Reserves)


Boys Baseball


32 students (Varsity/JV/Reserves)


45 students (Varsity/JV/Reserves)


Once that number has been achieved, athletes may be released to bring that number to the maximum.  Students released from the activity will be evaluated by using criteria set forth by the coaches and activities director pending approval from the building administration and the superintendent.



Cooperative Agreement Guidelines



Students from other schools who have been approved to co­op with Columbus Public Schools must comply with requirements that are requested of other students participating including (but not limited to):



1.      Passing of physical examinations and insurance requirements.

2.      Purchase a “C­Stamp” that is required of all students who participate in activities.

3.      Students who participate in the cooperative who are not residents of the Columbus Public Schools boundaries will be required to pay a $275 participation fee plus the “C­Stamp” price.  Each additional activity a student participates in will require an additional $275.

4.      Fee’s will be payable to the school in which the student is enrolled and Columbus Public Schools will invoice the school where such student is enrolled for participation.

5.      Students who choose to play a Cooperative Sport through Columbus High School must sign and have their parents sign a receipt that they understand the activity code of

conduct for Columbus Public Schools.  All students will be held to the same standard and consequences through the CHS Handbook, including being placed into the random drug testing pool with CHS students during that activity season.

6.      Athletes from other schools will be have the same consequences as CHS athletes should they break any of the rules set forth in the Code of Conduct.

7.      If tryouts are to be conducted to warrant student release from the cooperative sport, a scoring system must be put in place for each sport and published as an exhibit to this regulation

8.      All students will wear Columbus Discoverer attire or neutral clothing to practices and scrimmages.  Clothing from other schools and/or club teams are not to be worn.

9.      All students will wear Columbus Discoverer uniform attire clothing to all games and scrimmages.  Clothing from other schools and/or club teams are not to be worn.

10.  There will be no restrictions for student participation placed upon any cooperative agreement.  All students will be allowed to participate on an equal basis.



Cooperative Review and Status:



The superintendent, including the high school principal and activities director will review the status of the Cooperative Agreement with the Activities Committee of the Board of Education and a Committee of the parochial school board at least once a year.  If it is determined that the Cooperative Agreement is to be “dropped”;

1.      “All” students from the co­op school will be allowed to participate in the sport until they have graduated from high school.

2.      An agreement will be made to determine the date the Cooperative Agreement will cease to exist. There will be a minimum of 2­years notice of dissolving the Cooperative.



All Cooperative activities must be approved by the Columbus Public Schools Board of Education for it to become part of the Columbus Public Schools Activity Program.  The



Superintendent will consider the recommendation of the Activities Committee as to whether activities should be established in the future or current activities dissolved.